dentures (false teeth) are needed to replace badly damaged teeth. Be
careful when wearing dentures because they may make it harder for you to feel hot foods and liquids. Also, you may
not notice things like bones in your mouth.
Dentures may feel strange at
first. In the beginning, your dentist may want to see you often to make sure the dentures fit. Over time, your
mouth will change and your dentures may need to be adjusted or replaced. Be sure to let your dentist handle these
When you are learning to eat
with dentures, it may be easier if you:
•Start with soft, non-sticky food.
•Cut your food into small pieces.
•Chew slowly using both sides of your mouth.
Be careful when wearing dentures because they may make it
harder for you to feel hot foods and liquids. Also, you may not notice things like bones in your
Keep your dentures clean and free from food that can cause
stains, bad breath, or swollen gums. Brush them every day with a denture care product. Take your dentures out of
your mouth at night and put them in water or a denture cleansing liquid. Partial dentures are used to fill in one
or more missing teeth. Take care of them in the same way as dentures.